Oxford police officers made six arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve. There were no fatal wrecks locally and across the state on Mississippi’s highways, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Some Oxford police officers may soon get to take their patrol cars home with them after their shift ends in an effort to increase the life of patrol vehicles and deter crimes in neighborhoods. (November 21, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The Oxford Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at about 6 this morning in the South Oaks subdivision. Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and her 12-year-old son were found dead. They had both been shot. Gary is the principal at Davidson Elementary in Water Valley. Check The EAGLE for updates. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)
Bettye M. Butler writes to suggest using the vacant building at the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue as a museum about the history of the Oxford Square, while Linda Windham writes to thank the mayor and police chief for having more officers out on the streets during Halloween trick-or-treating. (November 6, 2013, Page 4)
Local police were kept busy during the weekend between traffic and arrests but overall, officials say things ran much smoother for the LSU game than last week’s Texas A&M game.
City, UM scramble to keep shuttles, motorists moving for Saturday’s football game against the LSU Tigers. (October 18, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The city of Oxford continue to evaluate game day parking and traffic issues following Saturday’s home game against Texas A&M. Cars were stuck in traffic for two hours or more following the game. (October 14, 2013, Page 1A, 7A)
Since the first home football game, the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi have been tweaking parking and traffic plans to help accommodate what many expect to be the largest football crowd of the season when the Ole Miss Rebels take on Texas A&M Saturday. Hear the public announcement from the Oxford Police Department. (October 11, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The Oxford Police Department will be keeping St. Peter’s Cemetery under closer watch as incidents of minor vandalism have increased lately. (October 7, 2013, Page 3A)
The Oxford Police Department is hosting an Open House Saturday with refreshments, children’s activities and tours of the department to showcase recent improvements to the building. (October 3, 2013, Page 2)